Arise: A simple story
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About this game
Content Rating: Everyone
Arise is a journey through the bittersweet lives of two people where memories come alive and time bends to your will. Set out on an emotional rollercoaster ride through the changing landscapes of memories lush with feelings of love and loss. Control the flow of time and change your surroundings from the shifting of seconds to entire seasons. Enter the wonderful world of memories and feelings brought to life by the talented artists from Piccolo Studio. Invite a second player to help you control time and enjoy the journey together.
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Despite very slight niggles over control and getting myself lost, the reality is that Piccolo Studio have delivered an incredible debut full of rich storytelling, tear-filled beauty and unforgettable moments. Their own attention to detail and the obvious love they have poured into this game lift it far beyond the heavens their hero seeks. Whether a debut outing or otherwise, the game is outstanding. They may have also just delivered my game of the year.
Piccolo Studio has created a phenomenal and heartfelt story in Arise: A Simple Story. Indie games need to stand out from the AAA titles, and this game effortlessly does that. The simplistic mechanics paired with great storytelling make Arise: A Simple Story, one of the best indie games this year.
Even with some stumbles, Arise is a game that knows what it wants to communicate, and does so with delicacy and sensitivity. I’ve found individual scenes coming back to mind frequently since I completed the game, most notably the moving sequence that closes the game. Accept the dilemma of a few bad jumping sequences, and push toward the emotional core, as this simple story has a lot of wisdom to share.